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- n. Plural form of foundationer.
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(Foundationers) other non-foundationers (Commoners) were to be admitted to instruction.
If I mistake not, the foundationers of Magdalen -- including, perhaps, some who were undergraduates with you -- are assembled in the college hall at this moment to celebrate Christmas, and hear the choir sing
This idea of a transference, I may be allowed to add, continued to be mooted, and in 1776 it was actually proposed by the heads of Balliol to the Senatus of Glasgow to transfer the Snell foundationers altogether to Hertford College; but the Glasgow authorities thought this would be merely a transference of the troubles, and not a remedy for them, that the exhibitioners would get no better welcome at Hertford than at Balliol if they came as “fixed property” instead of coming as volunteers, and that they could never lose their national peculiarities of dialect and their habits of combination if they came in a body.